Marion brings with him over 34 years experience in the Inland Marine Transportation Industry, the last 28 years with a major tank barge operator. He held various positions within the Marine Department that included, Port Engineer, Manager of Barge Maintenance and Terminal Manager of their repair and gas free facility. Project Manager on several refurbishing of older Inland Tow Boats and Barges and design specifications on four ABS classed 4000 horse power inland tow boats.
Prior to his retirement, Marion spent the last ten years in the vetting department were he was responsible for conducting Management Audit Reviews and Equipment Inspections on Inland, Great Lake and Coastwise Towing Companies and shore-based Tankerman Services.
Marion attained his accreditation as a Category 3 SIRE inspector in the first USA Training class in 2005. He has extensive training in emergency response, spill mitigation, incident command, QI experience, firefighting and salvage.
Marion adds another dimension to MARCOM’s ability to respond to inspection requests quickly in the Ohio River area. Marion is based in Ashland, KY.